News

Latest news and analysis from the global rubber industry

news-header

News

Cooper sales, earnings hit by material costs, slow demand

Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. suffered double-digit drops in operating income for…

23rd February 2018 > Read More

Sailun expects Q1 upturn after profit-drop in 2017

Qingdao, China – Sailun has pegged its 2017 annual net profit at €40 million (316…

22nd February 2018 > Read More

Conti, German development agency partner for sustainable NR supply

Hanover, Germany – Tire, automotive and technology supplier Continental AG has entered a partnership with…

22nd February 2018 > Read More

Yokohama reports higher fiscal earnings, record sales

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (YRC) reported higher earnings and record sales for fiscal…

22nd February 2018 > Read More

Lehigh to start up European MRP plant in August

Hanover, Germany – US-based Lehigh Technologies, which produces micronised rubber powder (MRP) from end-of-life tires…

22nd February 2018 > Read More

Trinseo expands SSBR, Nd-BR production capacity

Hanover, Germany – Trinseo has expanded solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) production capacity at its…

20th February 2018 > Read More

Bridgestone supports research in genetically-modified collaboration with NRGene

Tokyo -  Bridgestone Americas has started a research collaboration with genomic big-data company NRGene to…

20th February 2018 > Read More

Arlanxeo advances rubber compound for self-sealing tires

Maastricht, The Netherlands – Arlanxeo has developed a special compound for use in self-sealing tires,…

20th February 2018 > Read More

ChemChina affiliates plan backdoor listing

Shanghai, China – A total of 13 ChemChina affiliates held by its fully owned subsidiary…

20th February 2018 > Read More

Yokohama plan targets off-road and premium tire sectors

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. has unveiled a new medium-term management plan dubbed “grand design…

20th February 2018 > Read More

Bridgestone sales up, operating income down in 2017

Tokyo – Despite 9.2% higher sales last year, Bridgestone Corp. suffered a 6.8% drop in…

18th February 2018 > Read More

SRI profits down despite higher sales in 2017

Kobe, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) reported an 8% drop in operating income…

18th February 2018 > Read More

Toyo dropping ‘& Rubber’ from corporate name

Hyogo, Japan — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is changing its name to Toyo…

18th February 2018 > Read More

Future Tire 2018: New speakers announced

London -  Organisers of the Future Tire Conference have announced additional speakers for this important…

18th February 2018 > Read More